Community news

Posted on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:20am

By Sandy Chaet

The city clerk’s office will be bringing city sticker sales to the 48th Ward office on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The office is located at 5533 N. Broadway. You must bring the renewal form mailed to you by the City or your vehicle’s state registration ID card, which includes your VIN and license plate information. Check, money order or credit card is accepted. Make your check/money order payable to: City Clerk.

Loyola has started the conversion of Kenmore, from Rosemont to West Sheridan, to a pedestrian- and bicycle-only area. Construction should take about three months.

On the weekend of Sept. 27-28, there will be an art fair from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Granville between Broadway and Sheridan. There will be many artists, two stages and a beer garden. More information will be coming.

Also on Sept. 28 the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ald. Harry Osterman, Star Events and 11 local schools to produce the first annual Edgewater 5K Run/Walk. A portion of each registration fee ($40) will go to benefit the school of the runner’s choice. The race will begin at 8 a.m., with various starting times for runners, walkers, and walkers/runners accompanied by dogs. The race will begin in front of the Sovereign Hotel at Granville and Kenmore, proceed to Sheridan Road and then to Ardmore, where participants will go east to the lakefront path past Osterman Beach to Foster and back north. Only the west side of Sheridan Road will be used for the event, with the southbound lanes being closed. People living on the east side of Sheridan will be able to exit their buildings but will have to drive north. During the race, no traffic will be allowed to exit Lake Shore Drive onto Sheridan. All northbound traffic will be forced to go west on Hollywood. Sheridan Road buses will be rerouted to Broadway.

According to what ASCO was told, Sheridan Road will be completely open after 9 a.m., yet the details are still being worked on. Runners/walkers who have not completed their return by 9 a.m. will be directed to use the west sidewalks of Sheridan Road. Stay tuned for more details.